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“In 42 games this season with Boston, Youkilis was batting .233 with just 14 RBIs. "I haven't seen him play," Valentine said. "He's gotten a lot of hits, played a lot of games. It seems like he's healthier." Asked if he was surprised that Youkilis appeared healthier, Valentine said, "Not surprised. As a matter of fact Maggs (hitting coach Dave Magadan) said he had no doubt if (Youkilis) went somewhere else he'd play better." Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
I think the comment I made early, he made a big issue out of, and I don't think he ever wanted to get over it.” -- Bobby Valentine on Kevin Youkilis